Bachelor of Science
Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering is an immersive, experienced-based, fully hands-on major that provides each student a broad base of skills from studio recording, live audio, and lighting design through any of our numerous recording studios and performance venues.

Hands-on, practical experience is the key and begins from the first day you begin the degree!

Be a studio recording engineer, run live sound or lighting for concerts. Stream live performances.  Perform, be a recording artist or songwriter. Produce audio for TV, movies, or video games. We have all the resources needed and GU prepares you to do it! 

Audio Engineering includes studio recording, live audio production, lighting design, understanding of the Music Industry, and how each area comes together for a common goal.  We also have additional opportunities to learn more about advanced Audio Post Production, and Game Audio Design where you can further expand your engineering skills in additional ways as well as earning a wide range of certifications within the classes.

We can engage you in any area of interest, at any level, in any semester through the Projects courses.  We create small production companies through our Projects classes taken each semester where we create a team of Producer, Main Studio Eng, multiple assistant studio engineers and multiple performers.  Or, we work in a live audio team (GUAudio) for all live audio and lighting design needs.  Either way (or both!) you function just like a small independent production company for real experience.. 

Study the music industry for a semester in Nashville, TN with GU’s partner the Contemporary Music Center - Nashville and get immersive industry experiences. Get personalized attention from caring professors and industry pros committed to making you the best you can be.  

GU has produced alumni artists like Grammy Award winner Andre Anjos (RAC)Jars of ClayPaper Route, and Augustana. Check out original songs and videos produced by GU’s MIS students. 

Graduates from GU have worked at major companies like Universal Music Group, innovative companies like CTS, and in-house teams at large companies like the production team at Ramsey Solutions. We have GU grads living in all of the major music hubs in the US including the Nashville area. 

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Hands-on Practical Experience
Hands-on engagement day 1!  Practice your craft with 24/7 access to recording studios with Pro Tools and Logic. Produce high-quality music in our state-of-the-art recording studios with project courses where you engineer, produce, write, and perform. Don’t just learn about audio engineering, engineer and produce it! We also have multiple performance spaces to hone your skills in live audio and lighting design. 24/7 access to all the tools you need to succeed.
Double Majoring - Ultimate Flexibility

Double major in either B.S. Commercial Music Performance or B.S. Worship Arts to help you craft the degree to your areas of interest! You can double major, complete all your Gen Ed requirements, and could even add a minor and STILL have a few elective credits available to take before reaching the minimum required credits to graduate!

Very flexible- easy to fine-tune your degree to your areas of interest.

Indie Artist Institute

This new initiative creates an opportunity for studio and live audio engineer students to learn from amazing outside artists. Students will record in the studios, perform live, get videos and recordings of their work, and gain assistance with promotion and booking for shows in the St. Louis area. 

Meanwhile, our students get the experience and able to help others move forward in their craft.

A great mix of our character and service to others while using and growing your skills!  Real-world experience!!

Why GU


Produce recordings and live performances while getting experience a wide array of recording equipment


Expand your audio engineering skills into Game Audio Design and Audio Post Production


Christ-centered. Integrate Christian values as you pursue your craft. 


Take a deep dive into studio recording, live audio production, lighting design, and gain understanding of the Music Industry.

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Success Stories

GU grads can be found running live audio or working with Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Blue Man Group, Georgia Florida Line, Sam Hunt, KJ52, Building 429 and many others. GU alums have received numerous Dove Award nominations and alumnus Andre Anjos is a Grammy Award winner for his remixing work.

GU grads work in companies like Universal Music Group, Capital Christian Music, Sony, CTS Audio (Nashville), Sweetwater Sound, Ironman Sound (St. Louis) and in high-level positions in churches all across the nation.

Audio Engineering, BS Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.